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BBC America's Dirk Gently Series Is Really Going Forward

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We’ve known since last year that BBC America were working on bringing a new version of Douglas Adam’s holistic detective to U.S. shores—but now it’s official: BBC America have announced that they’ve greenlit Dirk Gently for an order of eight episodes.

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The series, penned by Chronicle and Superman: American Alien writer Max Landis, will bring Dirk Gently—star of Douglas Adam’s classic series of fantasy/sci-fi/detective novels—away from his traditional UK home and land him in America. But aside from that, we don’t really know much more about the show, other than a fleeting glimpse at its logo in the tweet BBC America announced the green light with:

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It’s hard not to be excited at the prospect of more Dirk Gently—even if it’s twinged with remembering the sadness of the cut-down-before-its-time BBC adaptation in 2010—but without more to go on, I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

And read the books again, because they’re pretty brilliant.

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Does anyone under the age of 40 really care / know who Douglas Adams was / anything about his work? I’m not saying they shouldn’t, just that they don’t. This seems for the Anglophiles and no one else.